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EMSB 1020 - Emergency Medical Technician

Credits: 9
Hours/Week: Lecture 7 Lab 4
Course Description: This course delivers the National EMS Educational Standards adopted by the state of Minnesota for Emergency Medical Technician education requirements.  This course meets the needs of the entry-level Emergency Medical Technician for direct employment in an emergency ambulance service, basic transport service, an emergency department, police department, security department, or fire department. Completion of the EMT course prepares the student for the National Registry of EMT examination. Successful completion of the National Registry exam is recognized by the state of Minnesota to generate the state certification required to work and volunteer as an EMT in Minnesota.  A student who has committed a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony may not qualify to gain certification as a Minnesota or Nationally Registered EMT.  The National Registry of EMT examination testing requires a minimum age of 18. Proof of current/unexpired American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Provider card required prior to the end of EMT course. The AHA BLS Provider course may be taken concurrently with the EMT course. Students must successfully pass the Minnesota Human Services and National background studies with no restrictions. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Preparatory & Public Health Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research and Public Health Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues Documentation Communication Lifting and Moving Patients
  2. Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology Anatomy Physiology Medical Terminology
  3. Pathophysiology Cellular Metabolism Components Necessary for Adequate Perfusion
  4. Life Span Development Neonates and Infants Toddlers & Preschool-Age Children School-Age Children Adolescence Early Adulthood Middle Adulthood Late Adulthood
  5. Airway Airway Management Artificial Ventilation Oxygenation
  6. Assessment Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices & History Taking Scene Size-Up Patient Assessment
  7. Pharmacology Pharmacology Medication Administration
  8. Shock and Resuscitation Shock Resuscitation in Cardiac Arrest Recognizing and Treating Cardiac Arrest Special Considerations for the AED
  9. Medical Emergencies Respiratory Emergencies Altered Mental Status, Stroke and Headache Seizures and Syncope Acute Diabetic Emergencies Anaphylactic Reactions Toxicologic Emergencies Abdominal, Gynecologic, Genitourinary, and Renal Emergencies Environmental Emergencies Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies Behavioral Emergencies
  10. Trauma Emergencies Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma System Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma Burns Musculoskeletal Trauma Head Trauma Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Trauma Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma Chest Trauma Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations
  11. Special Patient Populations Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn Pediatrics Geriatrics Patients with Special Challenges
  12. EMS Operations Ambulance Operations and Air Medical Response Gaining Access and Patient Extrication Hazardous Materials Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Incident Management EMS Response to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety/wellbeing of the EMT, medical/legal and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care.
  2. apply fundamental knowledge of the pathophysiology of respiration and perfusion to patient assessment and management.
  3. apply fundamental knowledge of life span development to patient assessment and management.
  4. apply knowledge of general anatomy and physiology to patient assessment and management in order to assure a patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages.
  5. apply scene information and patient assessment findings to guide emergency management.
  6. apply fundamental knowledge of the medication that the EMT may assist/administer to a patient during an emergency.
  7. apply fundamental knowledge of the causes, pathophysiology, and management of shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post resuscitation management.
  8. apply fundamental knowledge to provide basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient.
  9. apply fundamental understanding to provide basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient.
  10. use simple knowledge of the principles of illness and injury prevention in emergency care.
  11. apply fundamental knowledge of the anatomy and function of all human systems to the practice of EMS.
  12. use foundational anatomical and medical terms and abbreviations in written and oral communication with colleagues and other health care professionals.
  13. apply fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs.
  14. apply knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities to ensure patient, public, and personnel safety.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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